A female was shot and killed near the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital Public General Hospital in Westmoreland on Monday night.
The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Shelline Heron of Dexter Street, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.
Reports are that about 9:15, Heron was standing in the vicinity of hospital when two gunmen, who rode up on a motorcycle, opened fire hitting her in the chest.
She died instantly.
The police theorise that the shooting was in reprisal for an earlier shooting attack in the town, believed to have been carried out by men from the Dexter community.
Two persons received minor injuries in that earlier attack.
The Savanna-la-Mar police are probing both shootings.